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Upcoming Events


Workshop: April 28, 2016 @ 1:30 PM
Using Pages
Marilyn Kennedy, OMUG
Location: CF Bldg 20 Room 112
Meeting: May 10, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
The iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
Bobby Adams, OMUG
Location: Discovery Center

How do I add an additional Gmail account?

These instructions will show you how to add a second gmail account to your existing one. You might want a new one to separate personal mail from business mail, or to use for a club or hobby. There are no restrictions on how many accounts you can have.

The simple way is to go directly to the gmail account creation page (https://accounts.google.com/SignUp) and fill out the form provided by Google. If you choose this method, do not click the sign in button at the top. This will just take you to your existing account.

Another way is to use your existing account to either (1) create a new account, or (2) login to any of your other accounts. The process is not hard, but requires clicking through several screens to get to the end result.

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Exploring Numbers 3.5

Phil Davis

2015-03-14

Getting Started

  • Show Templates
  • Open a Blank Template
  • Table formatting options
  • Preferences
  • Top Menu Items
  • Export options
  • Create your own templates
  • Toolbar
  • Format Inspector
  • Format Tab Options – Table; Cell; Text; Arrange
  • Sort & Filter
  • Sheets – Rename Sheet; Add another sheet

Basic Operations

  • Open blank practice chart
  • Insert repetitive data
  • Formula basics
  • Cell formatting options
  • Working with rows and columns – adding, deleting, moving, resizing
  • Sorting data
  • Add 2D chart
  • Add text block
  • Add another table
  • Copy table from Numbers to Pages
  • Printing tables

Examples

  • Mortgage and Loan Comparison
  • Retirement Savings
  • Home Improvement
  • Car Shopping
  • Calendar
  • Travel Planner

Resources

Apps Discussed During Help Session

  • SpamSieve http://c-command.com/spamsieve/ – Blocks spam when used with Apple Mail on your Mac. $30
  • CCleaner https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner – Download the free version. You won’t really need the Pro version.
  • The new Photos app for the Mac. This will be included with Yosemite 10.10.3 which may be released soon.

Using Flickr

Notes provided by NC Sizemore.

Note: I am using a Flickr Pro account – These used to cost $25.00/yr but are no longer available to new users. One of the advantages over free accounts was NO Adds! this is now available as an upgrade for $49.99/yr. Another advantage was unlimited storage. Free accounts now get 1 TB of storage. A second TB is available for $499.99/yr. Frankly if you need more than a TB of cloud photo storage, I think you need a more sophisticated storage system than FLICKR.

For a good article on the above, look it up in Mashable.com

http://mashable.com/search/?utf8=?&q=flickr&commit=Search

I found about seven articles of interest on this search dating back to May 20th, 2013. The oldest was the most interesting to me as a prior user.

WHAT IS FLICKR

FLICKR is an online photo and video storage and sharing site. It was a “cloud” of its own before the term cloud became popular.

HOW DO I set up a FLICKR Account?

If you have a Yahoo account, setting up a FLICKR account is easy. If you do not have a yahoo account, set one up. They are free.

HOW DO I UPLOAD PHOTOS

Demo uploading from MAC

Show that uploader software is available.

Demo uploading from IOS

You can also upload from iPhoto (share), Facebook, and likely many other sources.

HOW DO I USE FLICKR

I typically only store photos I want to share – but I could and may start using it for cloud storage.

I group photos into an album (once called a set) and send a link to the album to folks I want to share the photos with.

LETS HAVE A LOOK AT MY FLICKR SITE AND PLAY WITH IT A BIT.

Photostream – all my photos on FLICKR

Albums – formerly called sets – photos I have grouped for convenience

Favorites – a way to designate photos you may wish to get to easily and/or frequently

Groups – way to share limited photos with others who have joined the same group.

ORGANIZE – the method to do batch edits, create albums, share with groups etc – DEMO

Tags

people

owner settings – especially privacy (also if public, keep redo;union low)

EXPLORE

Time permitting, also explore on IOS

TUTORIALS

http://www.cnet.com/news/newbies-guide-to-flickr/

http://www.steves-digicams.com/search.html?q=Flickr&x=34&y=5

Flickr changes with some frequency which makes some static information obsolete, but usually not totally irrelavent.

BIGGEST CHANGE I HAVE NOTICED: Groups of your photos that they use to call “SETS” are now called “ALBUMS”

Tech Tips – March 2015

App: Photos

  • Photos is a Mac analog for the iOS app of the same name
  • Included in Yosemite OS X 10.10.3
  • Will replace iPhoto as the basic built-in photo app
  • It will also be replacing Aperture
  • Lacks many advanced features
  • Key Features
    • Intuitive interface
    • Links to devices through iCloud
    • Organize & edit photos
    • Create projects

iOS App: Notability

  • Used for notes
  • Features
    • Combine handwriting, photos, typing, and audio
    • Share with Google Drive, AirDrop, Email and Dropbox
    • iOS version $3
    • Mac version $6
    • http://www.gingerlabs.com
  • Demonstrate
    • Connect w/ AirServer

App: HoudahSpot

  • Advanced file search
  • Features
    • Find files by name, text, content kind, author, recipient, pixel count, etc.
    • Combine criteria to quickly zero in on files
    • Search several locations at once – exclude others
    • Customize columns in the search results list
    • Preview files and text matches
    • Set up templates for recurring searches
    • http://www.houdah.com/houdahSpot/
    • $30 – trial version available

iOS at Work

Document Creation / Editing

  • Pages / Keynote / Numbers (free)
    • Sync with iCloud or Dropbox
  • MS Office – Word / Powerpoint / Excel
    • Free for viewing only
    • Requires Office 365 subscription to create and edit ($70/yr)
  • Gdrive (free)
  • CloudOn (free)
    • Microsoft Office Replacement
    • Offers equivalent programs for Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Use on Mac via a web browser
    • Looks/functions extremely similar to the Microsoft counterparts
    • Works in conjunction with Dropbox and other cloud services for saving/storage of files
  • Lucidchart (free)
    • Create charts, graphics, illustrations
    • Sign in w/ google account
    • Sync w/ Lucidchart on Mac (Chrome App)

Managing Information

  • Evernote
  • Dropbox
  • DevonThink

Document Scanning

  • Scanner Pro (by Readdle; usually $7 but frequently discounted)
    • Uses camera to scan documents and turn into PDF or other formats (JPEG, etc.)
    • Can upload to Dropbox, email, fax (.99 per fax)
  • Scan+ ($5)
    • Alternate to Scanner Pro
    • OCR – text export – PDF export
    • Upload to many places
  • Genius Scan ($7)
    • Alternative to Scanner Pro
  • Evernote
    • Scan & file business cards
    • editable
    • saved in database
    • Scan documents

Document Printing

  • Printer Pro (by Readdle; usually $4.99 but frequently discounted)
    • Prints/emails documents, also turns documents into PDFs
  • Your printer company may have its own app
    • Sometimes caveats
    • Example: Brother Print & Scan- can only use scanning functions if printer is a multipurpose machine with a scanner
  • Non wifi printer? No problem!
    • Download handyPrint to computer (donation ware)
    • Turn on Printer Sharing in System Preferences > Sharing
    • Enable handyPrint through it’s System Preferences in program

Managing Projects/Timelines

Apps to Stay Connected

  • TeamViewer (free for personal use)
    • Remote access and control — your computer
    • TeamViewer must be running on computer
  • LogMeIn (not free)
    • Allows remote access to your computer (as long as it is on)
    • Can edit files, run applications, troubleshoot problems from iOS device
  • Yammer (free)
    • Private social network for businesses.
    • Allows for file sharing and discussion of documents, presentations, images, videos.
    • Can keep “old” versions of files as well.
    • Can send documents via email.
    • https://about.yammer.com/product/feature-list/
  • BaiBoard (free for iPad and Mac)
  • Moxtra (free)
    • Can create binders for projects that contain notes, PowerPoint, videos, images and documents.
    • Multimedia messaging
    • Can collaborate with others on the binders.
    • Encrypted
    • iOS, Android, Web
    • Moxtra

Signing Digitally

  • SignEasy (free)
    • Signed documents can be emailed or exported to Dropbox or Box
  • JotNot Signature (free)
    • Can import PDFs from other apps
    • Sign and share via email, fax, print, Dropbox, Google Docs

Other

  • Handwriting note apps for iPad: Notability, Penultimate, Noteshelf
  • Text editing apps for iPad: Editorial, Byword, Write